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SB 420, modified PSRB release law results in confusion

From the Salem Statesman Journal, September 18, 2011 A bill that modifies how mental patients with criminal pasts are released from the Oregon State Hospital has left confusion, bitterness and dueling state legal opinions in its wake, months after its … Continue reading

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Peers ‘who have been there’ guide recovery

From the Portland Tribune, July 14, 2011 Portland hospital at vanguard of national mental health movement Loud music from the drug nest below Henry Linebaugh’s Northeast Portland apartment rattled his windows last Wednesday. The 65-year-old Linebaugh, a former patient of … Continue reading

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Will concerns about public safety help reform the Psychiatric Security Review Board?

From Street Roots, June 15, 2011 As minimum security patients at the Oregon State Hospital, Matthew Kirby, 22, and a 40-year old man identified as “Emmanuel Goldstein” for this article are allowed to do quite a bit. They can leave … Continue reading

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The Doors of the Oregon State Hospital

From OPB.org, May 27th 2011 LISTEN – The Doors of the Oregon State Hospital The patients in the state’s mental hospital have landed there for a variety of reasons. A little more than half are there because they were found … Continue reading

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